Industrial 3D printer producer 3DGence is working with two superior materials corporations – Arkema and the Armor Group – to extend using open-market purposes for high-performance PAEK supplies. Because of this collaboration, Armor Group’s Kimya PEKK-A fabric, which is made with Arkema’s Kepstan PEKK resin, has been added to 3DGence’s Licensed Materials Base and is obtainable for buy. Moreover, Kimya PEKK-A can now be 3D printed with 3DGence’s ESM-10 soluble assist materials for high-temperature, high-strength PAEK supplies.
“Creating new options is an integral a part of any manufacturing firm’s technique. We’re glad that we may assist 3DGence with our data and expertise,” stated Pierre-Antoine Pluvinage, Enterprise Improvement Director from Armor Group, Kimya Enterprise Division. “It has resulted within the creation of a brand new technological venture primarily based on additive manufacturing and now customized materials like PEKK can work with dependable 3D printer from 3DGence.”
3DGence’s industrial, TÜV-certified INDUSTRY F340 3D printer is the one one in the marketplace in a position to course of this distinctive mixture of PEKK and soluble assist.
“3DGence’s collaboration with Arkema and Armor Group is a serious breakthrough for the Industrial 3D Printing World Market,” acknowledged Mateusz Sidorowicz, Advertising Supervisor from 3DGence. “Including this new materials profile to be used on the 3DGence INDUSTRY F340 will enable enterprises from Aerospace, Automotive, and plenty of different industries to supply complicated elements from PEKK. We’re more than happy that we may improve the performance of our Industrial 3D printer with Kimya’s high-performance materials. This is able to not have been attainable with out the collaborative effort of those three corporations.”
Till now, out there 3D printing options for technical supplies and soluble assist has been reasonably restricted, which is tough as high-strength, high-temperature prints actually need that sort of assist materials to efficiently obtain increased resolutions and complicated geometries.
However 3DGence’s superior ESM-10 could be routinely dissolved in devoted cleansing stations, doesn’t clog hotends, and doesn’t recrystallize, which makes it supreme to assist each high-performance PAEK polymers supplies reminiscent of ABS.
“Arkema is dedicated to unlocking the total potential of additive manufacturing by bringing complete options to the top customers,” stated Roderick Reber, Workers Technical Service Engineer, Arkema Inc. “The partnership with 3DGence will allow the event of latest industrial 3D printing purposes combining their state-of-the-art tools and the excellent properties of Kepstan PEKK polymers. Kepstan PEKK has a singular mixture of energy, toughness, low flammability and straightforward processing that make it the best materials for essentially the most demanding purposes. Arkema has a world community for technical assist and has just lately expanded its Kepstan PEKK manufacturing with a brand new facility close to Cell, AL.”
Combining soluble ESM-10 helps with Kimya PEKK-A fabric can unlock extra geometric freedom for customers. As of proper now, it’s getting used with different high-temperature supplies creating thin-walled fashions and prints with engineered voids.
“Industrial 3D printers reminiscent of our 3DGence INDUSTRY F340 convey unmatched versatility into 3D printing’s half within the product growth course of – from idea to remaining mannequin verification or use. Floor-breaking 3D printing expertise and supplies allows our purchasers to drive their prototyping and lightweight manufacturing skills ahead, leading to vital financial savings in venture execution time, remaining mannequin use, and in the end total-cost-of-ownership,” stated 3DGence America Inc. CEO Ron Faruqui. “Our mission is to proceed to develop sturdy collaborations in printer and materials growth to convey these improvements to our purchasers shortly and guarantee they will print efficiently. It’s one factor to have a 3D printer, and 3D supplies – however this mixture have to be engineered and optimized to work collectively as promised … shortly, reliably and simply.”
Keep tuned for extra 3DGence information, as the corporate has revealed that it’s going to announce a “new next-level product” on its INDUSTRY vary of 3D printers at formnext 2019, November 19-22 in Frankfurt.
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